I recently picked up an old beat and battered electric kiln. The upside? I just got a kiln – the downside? It needs some work. The softbrick that lines the inside of a kiln in this case is broken in some places. This means I will have to disassemble the kiln from the outside in order to rearrange the bricks and replace any broken ones that will cause issues when firing.
There are some clear electrical issues with the kiln as well which I will have to sort out when I get to them. The positive side of all this is that I found a free kiln that’s in overall near-mint condition. It hasn’t been used much at all even though is practically a vintage piece!
I look forward to documenting the repair process and with any luck I’ll be running my very first kiln sooner rather than later.